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Ubuntu Touch - change ebay from US locale to UK

I am trying Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 and when using ebay, it assumes that I am in the US and not the UK. I have tried searching for a locale setting, but to no avail. Can anyone help? Thanks
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Thunderbird does not preserve profile's language packs enabled status

I need to access the same Thunderbird profile from both Windows and Ubuntu. On Windows 7, it's Thunderbird version 38 (I think?) whereas the Ubuntu version is 44 (from the thunderbird-next PPA). ...
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Why is “LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean” etc recommended?

I came across this wiki page: Package Manager Troubleshooting Procedure. In it, there were commands such as: LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean LANG=C;sudo apt-get autoclean LANG=C;sudo apt-get -f install ...
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15.10 installer: Error installing '…' - trying to overwrite '/usr/sbin/validlocale'

During fresh install I get this error : Error installing /cdrom//pool/main/g/glibc/locales_2.19-18+deb8u2_all.deb trying to overwrite '/usr/sbin/validlocale', which is also in package libc-bin ...
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How to set LC_NUMERIC to English permanently?

I need to change LC_NUMERIC to English (I have Ubuntu in Spanish) because of the dots and the commas, but if I use LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" when I exit the terminal and I open it again, LC_NUMERICis ...
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Thunderbird ignores locale

I just added another user account to my 15.10 machine (Unity Desktop). My first account had an English locale set, which worked correctly everywhere: $ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en_US:en ...
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Home dirs when changing UI locale

I was doing some changes in a custom Trusty multilanguage distribution I realized at work and I was thinking about UI locale changing. I try to better explain: my distro comes in 18 preinstalled ...
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date command appears to ignore locale settings

What I want to do is set a locale environment variable (LC_TIME, I think) to something which makes date output in a nice ISO format. From looking at some other Stack Exchange questions and answers ...
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Puerto Rico locale is wrong concerning the time format

The regional settings for the locale of Puerto Rico shows its time in 24 hour format no matter WHAT I DO... Its time format should be the 12 hour format. How should I proceed?
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How do i change my locale safely?

1) How do I check which locales are supported on my system? 2) How do I change my locale safely? 3) What are some of the side-effects of doing this? Reason I'm asking these questions is because I ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal ubuntu 15.10 (Bad Locale)

Hello ubuntu community! Recently i downloaded and installed ubuntu, and after some experimenting, im unable do open my terminal! The problem occurred after i gave the machine the following command: ...
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Regional formats are set to German while file managers still show English formats

although I am Austrian, I prefer to use Ubuntu in English, while of course I do not want to miss my regional formats. These are the current settings in /etc/default/locale: LANG="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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Cannot open/run TERMINAL and software-center after PARTIAL UPGRADE prompted by Ubuntu

I cannot open terminal or software-center after installing the partial-upgrade prompted by Ubuntu. In UXTERM, when I type gnome-terminal, I get the output as: (process:10308): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale ...
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How to fix “en_DE.UTF-8” (locales) warnings? [duplicate]

On my system I am getting errors(?) like this: bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (en_DE.UTF-8) or weemonger@awesomeLinuxSystem:~$ dpkg-reconfigure locales perl: warning: ...
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What are those 'x xx' in 'ls -l' command

When performing ls -l I encountered a column I don't recognize. drwxrwxr-x 7 user user 4096 × ×× 29 13:54 .eclipse drwxrwxr-x 3 user user 4096 × ×× 30 09:30 workspace drwxrwxr-x 3 user ...
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Reinstall locales?

I have been installing various tools on ubuntu 14.04 from the kali linux repo, via katoolin. After installing the tools that I needed I rebooted my computer and removed the kali linux repo from the ...
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how to fix odd date (commandline command) format

On one server, when i write date (or LC_TIME=sv_SE.utf8 date) I get: ons 18 nov+ 2015 07.45.+53 CET when I try it on my desktop i get; ons 18 nov 2015 07.45.53 CET Where do the extra "+" ...
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Why does the Slack app think I'm British?

Firefox has stopped insisting that there's a "u" in "neighbour", though it periodically reverts to thinking I'm British. But the Slack app can't be told otherwise. Is there some kind of system-wide ...
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Language changed to German without doing anything

My system language was English but suddenly switched to German. The keyboard layout is Swiss German but until now it worked fine. Attention! Only some programs are now in German. (e.g. kate and ...
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Thunderbird: Lightning calendar extension not translated

I'm using Mozilla's Thunderbird with thunderbird-locale-de and xul-ext-lightning for calendaring. Unfortunately, the lightning extension seems not to be translated - while the rest of thunderbird is. ...
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Why every new file is automatically encoded with ASCII while everything is set to UTF-8?

My system locale is set to UTF-8:US, this is confirmed by running the locale command. But it is very strange that every time I type the vim FILENAME command (the file does not exist, I'm using this ...
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Messed up Graphics is Aptitude and Whiptail from console

Hi I just installed ubuntu server 15 32-bit and when I run aptitude or whiptail the graphics where the lines should be are messed up. [ I cannot work out how to fix this issue. My locale settings ...
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How do I set console to support Chinese or Japanese natively?

The console means the system doesn't load X-window, it is text mode. I spent some time to search information on the web, knowing that a little history of issues of localization -- the character set ...
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How to automate 'dpkg-reconfigure locales' with one command?

In the console to input dpkg-reconfigure locales,a gui jump out ,i select en_HK.UTF-8 as my target ,click enter. dpkg-reconfigure locales Generating locales (this might take a while)... ...
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upstart script is not picking system default environment variable

I have one openstack based service. Which we are ran using upstart script. upstart script # filename: /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] and started mountall stop on runlevel [016] ...
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Custom locale settings when launching program from KDE menu

In KDE, I have noticed that GTK programs don't use the locale settings I specify in the KDE system settings, but rather the system-wide default locale. I want to change this behavior for Thunderbird, ...
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How to change language only for terminal

I'm using Arabic as the default language but there are some issues when displaying it in terminal. So I want to change the language only in terminal to English, how can I do that ?
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Can't change locale

I've been struggling to make this software Anki work and it keeps saying: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/anki", line 5, in <module> import aqt File ...
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How to change default locale so new users will inherit it?

My ageing PC running Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) has been working fine for years, with everything working perfectly for me. However I have a problem whenever I add a new user, which I have to do ...
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Firefox doesn't follow the system locale

I set up the default system language to Polish and the regional settings to Poland. All applications but Firefox follow this setting. Firefox stays in English Is it possible to make Firefox follow ...
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Adding language support on Lubuntu 15.04

Tried to add Russian language support (need to have Rus locale, guess this is it), but having following error message: "Could not install the full language support [Errno 2] No usable temporary ...
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Locale only set partially

When I set my locale using update-locale LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8 the content of /etc/default/locale gets updated accordingly. The changes are also reflected my shell's environment variables, but executing ...
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Menus and Software Center in Chinese

I recently dual booted Ubuntu version 15.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 3451. I got the .iso file from Ubuntu's main site, and I used a live USB install in UEFI mode. I am a new Linux ...
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matlab unable to find proper locale

I have installed matlab R2015a on Ubuntu 14.04.2. Upon starting matlab and whenever I am trying to load a .m file I get the following error: Caught "std::exception" Exception message is: ...
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How to create a new system locale

So I want to create a sort of international US English locale with Metric/SI measurement, A4 paper size, ISO date format, etc. From what I understand, locales are defined in /usr/share/i18n/locales. ...
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How to display characters in (virtualbox) TTY?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, but can't get Chinese chars to display correctly. Here's what chars that should be Chinese look like: I've done everything I could, including: sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Touch Basque locale

How can I help to improve the ubuntu touch basque (eu_ES) locale? The localization is good but far from complete, and there is no spell checker and word proposal. I have access to basque language ...
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/etc/default/locale permission denied help

When I try to change my locale I type update-locale and it says /etc/default/locale can't write: permission denied I don't know what to do.
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error in MATLAB imread() command

Whenever I try to execute imread('example.jpg') in MATLAB 2014b, I got an exception: Caught "std::exception" Exception message is: locale::facet::_S_create_c_locale name not valid I get it also ...
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I get the error “cannot change locale” every time on boot

Error found when loading /home/weaselbee/.profile: Then it gives me warnings saying: setlocale: LC_MESSAGES cannot change locale: en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale: en_US.UTF-8 ...
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How can I change the date format in the Lubuntu login screen?

I'd like to set a different format for the long date string I get at the top of the login screen in Lubuntu (15.04). How do I do that?
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What is the thing in KDE that override my locale settings

With Kubuntu 14.04, I have got some trouble with the locales. "Something" in KDE override my settings (I say in KDE because if I use gnome, I got no problems). Here are my settings $ cat ...
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Is my locale file messed up? I can't write to it to fix it

I had been messing with it to try and change my language but it wouldn't take, on reboot my filesystem keeps failing: but when I try to fix it from recovery mode, it says it's read only ...
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Mysql console client do not take non-ASCII characters

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and mysql client 5.6 My locale is $ locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=ru:en LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.UTF-8" ...
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Dependency problems [duplicate]

I am not able to install anything because I get the follworing dependecy issues: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of locales: libc6 (2.19-18) breaks locales (<< 2.19) and is ...
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Is there any way to select India English as the regional format in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Regional and Language Settings in GNOME Control Centre (System Settings) in Ubuntu GNOME, there is no option to select India English as the regional format, although the language-pack*en* packages ...
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How to fix Fresh Ubuntu minimal server missing locale? [duplicate]

I just ordered plain Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS min on vServer VX11 from Hetzner.de and after apt-get update I get this error Fetched 65.6 MB in 3s (20.1 MB/s) perl: warning: Setting locale failed. ...
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LANGUAGE=lv:es_ES

No idea how to open any folders or files to be edited - permission denies... Nothing in the terminal seems to work concerning locales. Most of the programs I install are in Spanish! Man, I don't ...
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Terminal won't launch after upgrading

After upgrading my laptop from 14.10 to 15.04, the terminal wont' launch. Ctrl+Alt+T does nothing. neither will terminal run from dash. I tried launching gnome-terminal from xterm, but nothing ...
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Mixed formatting and language for date and time

Just as a background for this case: I am a Brazilian living in Poland. I reinstalled my whole system from scratch 2 days ago (for the first time in a country different than mine). I am using Ubuntu ...